Velominati › The Community
Velominati Community Profile Archive

Velominatus: Babbs, Nottingham, UK.

Order: Level 4 Velominatus

@Babbs, Nottingham, UK.'s activity:

Outside my window, its pouring rain. My bike is leaning agains the wall in my office, covered in grim and grit from the ride in, which was characterized by equal parts cold, wind, and rain. The spot in the locker room where I changed before my shower was marked by sand and mud, and when I walked to the shower, I left a trail of dirty footprints.It...

@Babbs, Nottingham, UK.'s posts:

  1. @JohnB a winning team VSP PICKS: 1. Thomas 2. Boonen 3. Chavanel 4. Boom 5. Phinney »

Ah, February 14 is here again. A very special day for all of us. A day you don’t want to forget. A day when you make that extra effort to show the one you love just how much they mean to you. V Day.On this day, I will rise early, tiptoeing out of bed so as not to make any noise and stir the sleeping. I will dress quickly and quietly, leaving...

@Babbs, Nottingham, UK.'s posts:

  1. She’s had new shoes and I have held her bottom bracket..! She’s so pretty. I daren’t post a photo on here for you bike perverts she is much too young for you lot! »

Rule #34-Mountain bike shoes have their place-on a mountain bike.During our very recent Cogal I gained some on-the-road insight on Rule #34. We were on a part of the route I have never ridden on a bike and had no memory of. The pavement was pavé, Maui-style. Somewhere deep down below the surface of the road was primordial road, patched with onl...

@Babbs, Nottingham, UK.'s posts:

  1. Gents, having read this article and reviewed Rule: 34 I totally agree NO! MTB shoes on a Road Bike although they have their obvious benefits when walking. But what about the Crank Bros Eggbeater pedals they are apparently designed with the MTB in mind, th… »

Cyclists can (and usually do) go on for hours as to why they ride their bikes, and most of their reasons can sound, well, a bit flakey to anyone not enamored with shaved legs and being done up in lycra. “I do it to keep fit”, “It keeps me slim”, “I’m a competitor, I love to race”, “It’s the free...

@Babbs, Nottingham, UK.'s posts:

  1. I haven’t tried the Malteni yet but I can see a cross channel trip being arranged very shortly..! »

Is this still the off season for the people of the North? I hope so. I know it’s -34 fahrenheit where Marko lives so he is only riding three times a week to prepare for the Keepers Tour. It seems @souleur has a little holiday guilt and now that those damn holidays are behind us it’s time to think about the cycling season ahead.Yours in...

@Babbs, Nottingham, UK.'s posts:

  1. @PeakInTwoYears indeed the IPA delightfully tasty and hard to resist I love them all! »

  2. Was just looking at the Omega Quickstep team website, they all weigh between 65-80 odd kg in general. So I don’t think many of us are far out. »

  3. F**k it @frozen-north Love it, I just dare not..! The punches will not be pulled lol »

  4. @strathlubnaig Indeed that road looks a perfect climb. There is nothing like that in Nottingham..! »

  5. I haven’t started yet and the snow is still falling! The man with the hammer has been calling may name since the 1st of January. I’m in trouble and I know it! »

Cycling is hard; I’m not leaking any trade secrets with that statement, but it feels good to say it anyway. No Cyclist avoids suffering, but of those who venture into our world, there are some who seek to limit it while others choose to embrace it. Then we have a handful of characters who consider playing Whack-a-Mole with the Man with the Ha...

@Babbs, Nottingham, UK.'s posts:

  1. @Chris Adams The injuries are a work in progress most importantly not restricting my cycling. I’d be up for a TDF Cogal. Having recently destroyed myself on the hills in Harrogate »

  2. @Deakus Agreed!  It starts in the home and encouraging the kids (was referring to the dude at the UCI in particular). »

  3. @Deakus Good luck with the post op crap Deakus. I feel your pain still in Physio with a crook back and shoulder. MRI yesterday not an experience I would recommend. Are you planning a pre or post 2014 TDF spin Yorkshire way. PS 10oC on Monday lets hope it… »

  4. The sooner the cycling inequality is addressed the better for the sport. Shape up or ship out for the decision makers that dont support the girls. Lets face it their out there winning Gold medals and would spank the best of us in competition. »